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South Africans pin hopes on rugby win to lift gloom of troubled country

Many dream of the Springboks repeating success of 1995 World Cup to give nation a morale boost The beers are on ice, the traditional spiced sausages bought, the barbecue coals stacked, and government advisories on the rules of the game…

England v South Africa: Can Faf de Klerk be stopped in World Cup final?

In a South Africa side packed with giants, it is the 5ft 7in scrum-half who stands out. The Springboks’ route to the World Cup final has been characterised by the grunt and guile of their hulking forwards and dominant physical…

Egypt recall Mohamed Salah after his international rest

Egypt head coach Hossam El Badry recalled Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah to his latest squad for November’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. El Badry agreed to rest Salah for the 1-0 friendly win over Botswana earlier this month. The Pharaohs…

Fifa move could “kill” Africa Cup of Nations – LeRoy

Fifa’s decision to play the 2021 Club World Cup in June and July could ‘kill’ the Africa Cup of Nations, veteran coach Claude LeRoy has claimed. Set to be played in China between 17 June and 4 July with an expanded…

World Cup is reminding South Africans that sport is still divided

As South Africa’s Springbok rugby team vies for victory in the 2019 Rugby World Cup tournament, it is worthwhile to reflect on the historical substance of sports unity since 1994. South Africa held its first democratic elections in 1994. In mainstream history and…

South Africa: Latest sports on Sunday, 20 October

Latest sports news and fixtures Rugby World Cup Wales vs France, kick off at 9:15 The Rugby World Cup continues in the morning with the third quarterfinal between Wales and France. The winner of this particular clash will face off against…

Fifa U-17 World Cup: Eto’o out as Cameroon name final squad

Etienne Eto’o, the son of African football legend Samuel Eto’o, will not play at this year’s U-17 World Cup in Brazil after he was left out of Cameroon coach Thomas Libiih’s final 21-man squad. Eto’o, along with Roma forward Barel…

Eastern Cape MEC wants gambling fully legalised in South Africa

Eastern Cape MEC Mlungisi Mvoko believes the potential tax revenue from legalising gambling would be a great boon to the province and South Africa. Member of the executive council (MEC) of economic development for the Eastern Cape Mlungisi Mvoko believes…

CSA announce changes to South Africa A squads

Cricket South Africa on Wednesday confirmed changes to the South Africa A team that will tour India from August 25 to September 21.  The tour consists of five one-day matches to be followed by two four-day matches against India A….

Technology is the game changer for sports betting, says ICE Africa speaker Seun Methowe

He argues that new technologies and in particular streaming will create more demand from upwardly mobile players and lead to a transformation in the way that betting brands and broadcasters engage with the market. Methowe says new markets in entertainment,…